Larry C Hunter

American Lawyers Alliance Recognizes Blackfoot Idaho Teacher, Holly Kartchner as “Teacher of the Year”

On August 5, 2016, while the American Bar Association annual meeting was being held in San Francisco, an ABA related organization, the American Lawyers Alliance (ALA) recognized Blackfoot, Idaho high school teacher, Holly Kartchner, as its national high school Teacher of the Year.

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Idaho State Council of SHRM and Moffatt Thomas present the 2016 Idaho Employment Law Conference

Idaho State Council of SHRM and Idaho law firm, Moffatt Thomas, presented the 2016 Idaho Employment Law Conference on September 29 and 30, 2016. Presentations are available for download.

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Gerald T Husch

New Federal Trade Secret Law Affects Idaho Employers, Gerald T. Husch and Andrea J. Rosholt

Employers are revising their agreements with employees as a result of the recently enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, or DTSA, of 2016. Those revisions will affect agreements, such as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, that restrict an employee’s use or disclosure of their employer’s or another’s confidential information or trade secrets.

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Jamie K Moon

New OSHA Online Reporting Rule Sparks Debate in High-Risk Industries, Jamie K. Moon

On May 30, OSHA issued a final rule regarding reporting requirements for qualifying industries. The new rule (to be codified at 29 C.F.R. Part 1904) requires certain companies to report workplace injuries and illnesses data online to OSHA. This includes companies in the manufacturing, construction, trucking and farming industries, which are considered high-risk industries where workplace injuries and illnesses are typically more prevalent.

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Norman M Semanko

Idaho Water and Natural Resources Legislation Review: 2016

The Legislature adopted three pieces of legislation and a rule de­signed to facilitate delegation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) per­mit program from the U.S. Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) to the State of Idaho. With these im­portant pieces of legislation and the rule in place, DEQ expects to be able to meet the Legislature's September 1, 2016 deadline for submission of the State's NPDES delegation appli­cation to EPA.

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